Biography of Daniel B. Foster
Madison County, Ohio Biographies





DANIEL B. FOSTER, P. 0. London, a well known farmer of this township, was born in Ross County, Ohio. March 7, 1828. His grandfather, John Foster, was a native of Virginia, and came to Ross County, Ohio, about the commencement of the nineteenth century. One son, John Foster, Jr., was born in Ross County. Ohio, March 1, 1802. He was there reared, and in 1833 came to Madison County. locating on the present farm of our subject, which then comprised 875 acres. He was an early settler of Oak Run Township, a Whig, and subsequently a Republican, but never took an active part in politics. He was an honest and industrious citizen, and departed this life November 19. 1880. He married Eliza Bowyer, a native of Pike County, Ohio and daughter of Daniel Bowyer. There were ten children born to them, eight now living. Mrs. Foster is still living. Daniel B. was the eldest son, and was reared mostly in this county. He received a good common school education, and has resided on his present farm through life. He has been engaged in agricultural pursuits during this time, also the raising of all kinds of stock, principally sheep. His land consists of 515 acres in three farms. Mr. Foster is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and for many years has been a Class Leader in the congregation that meets in "Foster's Schoolhouse." He is also connected with Bradford Grange of Range Township, Sons of Temperance of Divison No. 4, and the Republican party. He has been twice married. His first union occurred January 22, 1852, when he was united to Miranda McClimans. Three children were born to them, two living - Bernard, and Jennie, wife of John Van Wagner, of London. Mrs. Foster died August 13, 1860, and Mr. F. married for his second wife Margaret Johnston. daughter of George Johnston, and born January 1, 1837. They have eight children - Jessie, Allie, Kemper L., E. Bruce, Eva, W. Irvin, Frank E. and Maud.

From:
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois
1883


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